Mr James Poole > Ten Old Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ten Old Square

Work Department

Private Client - non contentious and contentious; property; partnership; commercial Chancery; Court of Protection


James Poole joined chambers in October 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage in Chambers, where he sat with Richard Dew, Jonathan Gavaghan, Jeremy Callman, Georgia Bedworth and Naomi Winston.

James has experience across the full spectrum of Chambers’ work, including: probate, inheritance and trust disputes, partnership matters, Court of Protection work, insolvency, property and Landlord and Tenant issues, and is available to accept instructions in all areas of work undertaken by Chambers. He is instructed and appears regularly in his own right in the High Court and County Court, and is very happy acting as part of a team.

Before coming to the Bar, James taught at secondary and tertiary level in England and Vanuatu, and is equally comfortable being instructed in both English and Bislama.




MA Modern History, University of Oxford (2009)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

James PooleTen Old SquareJames is extremely intelligent and hard-working. He is a safe pair of hands which you can rely on.

Ten Old Square is an ‘excellent set for trust disputes’, with a ‘strong bench of highly rated and capable barristers, from silks to juniors’. Francis Barlow KC is a ‘very thoughtful and experienced’ barrister who advises and represents clients in the full spectrum of contentious and non- contentious Chancery matters. Simon Taube KC is well known for his ‘clear and strategically astute advice’ and recently handled Re Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust:Fort & Balchin v ITGL, a matter before a seven person panel of the Privy Council involving questions of insolvent trusts. Eason Rajah KC has ‘exceptional grasp of the law’ and is currently handling Dawson-Damer v Grampian Trust Company, a high-value and long running breach of trust claim in the Bahamas. Leading junior Georgia Bedworth is praised for her ‘meticulous attention to detail’, while rising star James Poole is recommended for his ‘clear and concise advice that is easy for clients to understand’.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

James PooleTen Old SquareA compelling advocate and good with technical arguments, James produces written work to an excellent standard.